Gifford’s Strode Independent Living receives Efficiency Vermont cash incentive

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Gifford’s Strode Independent Living receives Efficiency Vermont cash incentive

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:34am -- tim

Entrance to Strode Independent Living in Randolph’s Morgan Orchards Senior Living Community.

Vermont Business Magazine Gifford Health Care has received an $118,500 Efficiency Vermont incentive for incorporating energy-efficient choices while constructing the Strode Independent Living at Morgan Orchards Senior Living Community in Randolph Center. The rebate represents the initial value of money saved through the selection of the energy-saving equipment, appliances, and lighting that were installed in the 49-apartment building.

“We’ve worked with Efficiency Vermont on past Gifford projects and brought them in early with our Independent Living project,” said Director of Facilities Doug Pfohl. “Their staff was incredibly helpful—they reviewed our design before we began construction to help us make building and purchasing choices that allowed us to get the largest incentive possible.”

Gifford received a base incentive of $2,400 per apartment for meeting Efficiency Vermont’s Multifamily New Construction High Performance standards and an additional $900 per apartment for installing high-efficiency Energy Star rated appliances and efficient commercial kitchen equipment that includes a demand-controlled ventilation exhaust system, convection oven, dishwasher, and ice machine

The 30-acre Morgan Orchards Senior Living Community was designed to provide a full-spectrum of living options for area seniors and includes the 70,000 square foot independent living building, the Menig Nursing Home, and a planned assisted living facility. For more information visit

Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, Rochester, and White River Junction; and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department; inpatient and rehabilitation units; many surgical services; accredited cancer program; a day care; two adult day programs; and the 30-bed Menig Nursing Home, which was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best 39 nursing homes in the country in 2012. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to the traditional hospital-based deliveries, and continues to be a leader in midwifery and family-centered care. The cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The hospital’s mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.

Source: RANDOLPH - Gifford Health Care